The world’s oldest and the best accepted motorcycle cast Harley Davidson will hit the Indian anchorage assuredly afterwards adjournment for
over two years. The iconic American cast will be accessible from aboriginal 2010 and although it is yet to advertise amount tags, the cartage are accepted to be priced in the bandage of Rs 7-15 lakh. ( Watch )
The US-based Harley Davidson was accepted permission to alpha operations in 2007, but the aggregation had been lobbying with the government to cut bottomward on the 110% acceptation duties on bikes, which finer angled the amount of these motorcycles for Indian consumers. While the duties abide unchanged, Harley has gone advanced to tap the Indian bazaar on its own.
Harley Davidson Motor Aggregation admiral and COO Matt Levatich told ET: “The aerial tax accountability is a disadvantage to our products, but we are attractive at the all-inclusive befalling in the world’s second-largest two wheeler market. Gradually, we apprehend the alcove bike articulation to abound with basement advance and a afloat economy.”
India’s seven-million able motorcycle bazaar does not accept a big allotment of cool bikes or activating bikes that Harley Davidson makes, but the US close is cyberbanking on the growing acceptance of such products. Bike makers who are present in the articulation accommodate Suzuki with its Hayabusa and Intruder models, besides added companies such as Yamaha, Ducati and Honda. These firms calm advertise over 400 units a year in the calm market.
Harley has not set any targets but is attractive to advertise in balance of 100 bikes abutting year. It will accompany 15-20 bikes to India from its artefact agency of over 200 models and alpha with the flagship cruiser Fatboy and Night Rod